Nepal’s Golden Triangle tour itinerary has never lost its attraction to whom can take a quite long-vacation in Nepal. This 12-day itinerary offers an opportunity to experience the highlights of Nepal ranging from culture, a short trek in the Himalayan foothills, and a jungle safari in the Chitwan National Park in the southern lowlands of Nepal.

Duration: 11 nights/ 12 days
Start/ End: Kathmandu/ Kathmandu
Tour Route: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Bandipur – Chitwan – Kathmandu
Tour Customize: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Highlights:

  • Discover the World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • Trek to the beautiful village of Ghandruk
  • Enjoy 2 days exploring the wildlife in Chitwan National Park
  • Witness the stunning view of mountain ranges

Tour Category: Nepal Tour Itinerary
Guides: Local Guide (English speaking guide or other language depends on your requests)
Transportation: Private first-class-air-conditioned-vehicle
Accommodation: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges.

Brief Itinerary
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 2: Kathmandu’s World Heritage Sites
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 4 6: The Ghandruk & AKA Lower Anapurna Treks
Day 7: Rest Day in Pokhara
Day 8: Transfer from Pokhara to Bandipur
Day 9 – 11: Chitwan National Park | Wildlife Experience
Day 12: Kathmandu Departure

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Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

Sitting on a comfortable seat, you can witness the picturesque of the Kathmandu Valley along with the green terraced filed and the magnificent Himalayas. After completing all procedures, our representative will be waiting to heartily welcome and pick you up at your hotel.
Once you have settled in, you will have time to stroll around the city, bumping into many authentic Nepali people, and open your horizon about the outside world.
Later, in the evening, you then check out for dinner in the tourist hub at Thamel where converges an array of good restaurants.
Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu’s World Heritage Sites

Today, after getting up early to witness the sunrise (optional) and having breakfast, you will head to the world heritage sites in Nepal. Visiting to the three squares (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square), 2 stupas (Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa), and 2 temples (Pashupatinath and Changu Narayan) where you can experience the feeling of being sacred while indulging yourself in varied massive architectural complex of both Hindus and Buddhism and listening to the fairy tales of these sites.
Overnight at Kathmandu.

Kathmandu - Nepal golden triangle tour

Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Your third day in Nepal will begin with a domestic flight (less than 1 hour) from Kathmandu to Pokhara Valley. While floating in the air, be ready to marvel at the magnificent view of the Annapurna and other Himalayan giants. Once in Pokhara, transfer to Phedi for trailhead where your trek will begin after a couple of hours hike to Pothana.
Overnight at Pokhara.

Pokhara Phewa lake - golden triangle and nepal tours

Day 4-6: The Ghandruk & AKA Lower Annapurna Treks

Today, your 3 days of the trek will begin with the first trek to the Ghandruk. On reaching the area, you will experience the feeling of being fascinated when you hike through the trails at a high altitude (6500 ft). The day’s stages can even suit for those who are not big hikers. During your treks, keep your camera handy that you will absolutely encounter the impressive vista of the Himalayan Mt, Annapurna, and Machapuchare. What’s more, be ready to walk through the lush forests yet not too steep, where you get a chance to bump into different kinds of fauna and flora. You also trek through several villages then stay at lodges. Experience the 3 days of trek then you will have something motivating you to come back to Nepal to do some more trek.
Overnight at the lodges.

Ghandruk trek - golden triangle tour from nepal

Day 7: Rest Day in Pokhara

Today, you will spend the whole day to refresh yourself after a 3-day trek. Pokhara offers a stunning view of Phewa Lake that you can lie on the bank, let your soul overwhelms into the beautifully watering view, and feel relaxed. If you want to enjoy the activity, you surely can become a paraglider. Letting yourself fall down from the clear blue sky, feeling fresh when the cooling wind creeps into your body, then you will see how amazing your Nepal’s Golden Triangle itinerary can be.
After lunch, it’s time to catch a ride on a scooter to the peace pagoda on the top hill and feeling overwhelmed with the best views of the Pokhara Valley.
Overnight at Pokhara.

paragliding - golden triangle with nepal tour package

Day 8: Transfer from Pokhara to Bandipur

You will start your day with a scenic 2-hour drive to the adorable town of Bandipur that situated in a ridgeline. Once there, nothing better than sightseeing for strolling around the area, bumping into the locals’ lives in a small village. It is great to witness and take some photos of the snow-covered mountains on a clear.
Your accommodation today is the Old Inn, a boutique hotel. The Inn is famous for the scrumptious local food they serve; hence, be ready to be totally full when you enjoy meals there.
Overnight at the Inn hotel.

Village Bandipur - nepal golden triangle itinerary

Day 9 – 11: Chitwan National Park | Wildlife Experience

The journey continues with a drive (more than 2 hours) to Chitwan National Park in the jungle of Southern Nepal which is close to the Indian border. Once there, instead of enjoying a 3-day trip with the high mountain, you will have time to experience the rich fauna and flora in the world heritage site that you may encounter a variety of rare animals like one-horned rhinoceroses, tigers, and the narrow-snouted gharial crocodile. On day 10, ready to enjoy a full day of safari, riding on the back of elephants and get wet.
On day 11, after an early morning observing wildlife, you then take a domestic flight back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day will be yours, do what you want in the city.

chitwan national park - golden triangle nepal

Day 12: Kathmandu Departure

Time to say goodbye Nepal. Enjoy the last moments in Nepal with breakfast in a cafeteria. Stroll around for the last time, do some shopping, then our representative will meet you at your hotel, before 2 hours when your flight being launched, to pick you up at the international airport. The trip ends, Hope we can serve you next time when it comes to fantastic Nepal tour packages.

What’s Included?

  • Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing by the private air-conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide
  • English speaking tour guide will be provided in each city, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. He or she will provide you with the best local knowledge available.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast as per detail itinerary
  • Entrance fees & permits (if have)
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary with authentic local food. Western food is available (upon request) (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Bottle of drinking water
  • Domestic air tickets
  • English speaking local tour guide in each city
  • Entrance fees and zone fees for places mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transfers and sightseeing by private air-conditioned car

What’s Excluded?

  • International flights and airport taxes (Visa)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Other meals which are not indicated above
  • Surcharge and compulsory dinners (if any)
  • Beverages in restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Personal and other expenses such as porterage, bar bills and laundry not stated in the itinerary